12 Tastemakers Reveal Their IKEA Picks
We've all waited long enough... get ready to score these finds once the Swedish furnishing retail giant hits our shores
If there’s one positive thing we are all looking forward to happening this year, it’s the opening of the biggest IKEA franchise in the world—and it’s built right in our shores! Since news circulated about the Swedish retail giant's arrival in the Philippines last year, everyone has been looking forward to shopping in rows upon rows of equal parts appealing and practical stuff for the home. Whether you are a solo urban dweller or living in a country house with your family, there will be something for every nook and cranny of your space.
And of course, some space in your tummy for their iconic meatballs!
We still have to wait for a few more months before both their online and physical stores will be opened for consumers. It was previously reported that the store will welcome shoppers by the third quarter of 2021—however, due to the pandemic, it has, yet again, been pushed back to the fourth quarter. Located at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, the 65,000 sq.m.-building will house five floors solely dedicated to the brand. The first two floors will cater to actual retail, while the rest will serve as a warehouse and call center for IKEA’s e-commerce.
What’s more, the shopping experience in the virtual shop versus the actual store won’t have much difference, as almost all the 9,500 home items to be sold in the IKEA SM MOA will be made available online, too!
As we wait with anticipation for a few more months, Metro.Style tapped some of the most discerning local tastemakers, and asked them which items from the global brand they are looking forward to getting the most. In the gallery below, find their responses and take notes—you might want the same thing as them, so bookmark it early for your reference later!
The Tastemaker's IKEA
The Tastemaker's IKEA
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Anton Barretto
Pai Edles and Misty Floro, MORFOSIS
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pai Edles and Misty Floro
William Ti, Principal Architect, WTA Architecture and Design Studio
Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Ti
Ram Lopez-Vito Bucoy
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ram Lopez-Vito Bucoy
Vianca Anonuevo-Favila, Principal, Empire Designs
Photo Credit: Portrait by Jar Concengco
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Karissa Yee
Cal Tavera, Space Stylist
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cal Tavera
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marissa Lopa
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Barbie Pardo-Tiangco
Anna M. Rosete, Living Editor, Metro.Style
Photo Credit: Milo Sogueco
Mark Steven Perez, Principal, Empire Designs
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mark Steven Perez
UPDATE as of June 8, 2021:
Yesterday, IKEA Philippines announced the arrival of the first shipment of goods to the Philippines! On their Facebook page, they wrote a post saying that they cannot wait to unbox the goods that arrived in their Pasay City site.
Like many Filipinos, we are looking forward to this, too!
The Ikea Family Club
Don't forget to register today, July 7, 2021 to be part of the Ikea Family Club. IKEA is looking forward to blessing 100,000 Filipinos with this membership that will allow one to receive rewards and discounts among other surprises. You can register here today and get a chance to win a 50,000-peso makeover package from IKEA.